Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Child of All Seasons

Diamonds grace her head
Jewels from the sky.
My summer sprite turns to winter princess
Before my very eyes.

Cloaked in powder blue
She is the ice upon the lake.
She is giggles and laughter and candlelit nights,
Snowmen, igloos, and snow cream shakes.

She slides upon the ice
While I struggle to stand still.
She delightfully cries “snow!"
I pull the duvet as far as it will.

Snow boots replace sandals
Wool hats cover pony tails.
Icy winds pull and push and tease
Sending  child and flakes to swirl.

In spring she blooms with flowers
Summer she is butterfly  performing tango with the bees.
Autumn she shimmers in vivid  jewel tones,
Winter brings its own sparkle, like the crystals of icicles and bejeweled trees.

Every season she embraces
This elf that shares my heart.
One with nature
Finding its treasures,
This brilliant star with a passionate spark.

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Everyone is... Gifted

Talented, Beautiful
Creating, Thinking, Sharing
A spark within each. 

“Am I gifted?”

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Any Day at the Office

Amidst the abundance I sit
Books, Binders, Boxes, Business
Colorful artwork splashed on bulletin boards
Door partially closed
Eyes fixed to computer screen
Fingers fly across the keyboard
Getting the job done (and a few other things) with grace
Helter-skelter, thoughts wiz
Imagination tickling, aching for attention
Jen on the phone reminding me to laugh
Kid, contracts, emotions, schedules
Lunches, meetings, teleconferences, trainings, e-mail
Minutes into hours into days
NPR – my office mate with opinions, stories, and always something to say
Organization of the out of order variety
Pens, Pencils, Papers, Pins, Proposals, Possibilities
Quality Assurance and Quick Responses
Reports due or in process rein supreme
Sun shines out there… somewhere… possibly?
Tomorrow more of the same
Unless creativity is sparked
Visits from the muse, unexpected e-mail or phone calls
Weekend Countdown in process – 5 days, 4 days to go...
X-citing news, X-hausting project, X-amining the information provided
Yes I can, Yes you will have it, Yes it is possible
Zipping closed, shutting down, locking door – Until tomorrow.

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Daily Groove

Beyond the groove
Of daily routine
Lies the unknown
The somewhere in-between.

It can be scary
This change…
Yet exciting too
As things are rearranged

Routine; safe
Security in the known
Shake things up
You can always return…

This week, our routine is off due to ballet rehearsals and the upcoming weekend of performances… and we thrive on the changes though we will embrace our routine when it returns… not quite the same but almost.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Who am I?

Architecture, historic and Modern
Back Bay, Beacon, Blue waters, Baseball
Carriages, Cobblestones, and cars
Dark Tide and Dastardly Deeds
Echoes of a country’s past
Footprints of It moving toward the future.
Grand actions; Great Speakers
History embraces today
Independence, it’s
Journey begins on these shores
Kids in parks
Laughter on streets
Meetings, movement, Motions, Monuments
Nothing ventured, nothing gained
Oysters, oysters, and more oysters
Pubs spilling Irish music
Quincy Market
Rooted in history; Adapting to the present
Sailboats upon the Bay
Tall ships in the harbor
Uniforms once red now suits of black
Views only impaired by sock hats
Winds whip
X-hailing leaves puffs of steaming winter air
Young and old, guest and resident
Zip up and enjoy this city fair.